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Half Moon Bay State Beach

Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
916 653 6995
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
Description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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226 reviews 226 reviews
43 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The beach is large and sandy , but there are very few amenities around and nothing else on the beach, ie cafes.

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Layton, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The desire of my kids was to play in the Tide Pools. We found some wonderful Tide Pools (thank you google and tripadvisor) at Half Moon Bay, looked up tide schedules and off we went. It was great fun and the area was beautifully kept and easy to access. We were saddened by the number of people there with buckets... More

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

beautiful ocean views epic waves perfect for surfing. camping very nice lots of space and view from the camp ground to the beach . a mix of relaxation and action sports like fishing from the beach , to abalone diving easy beach acees for inflatable zodiac for diving for abalone and fishing

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637 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The beach charges $10 for parking a car, a bit of a disincentive if you want to make a quick visit just to admire the views. although you may wish to camp here, have a picnic or a barbecue, for me it was to admire the view, the crescent shaped Half Moon Bay stretching along the course.

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Sedona, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We tent camped at the campground here. The spaces were not as cramped as other campgrounds and we felt we git some privacy. Our site was right above the beach. Every night the sound of crashing ocean waves lulled us to sleep. The beach itself was scenic, but the waves were rough and not very good for playing in, unless... More

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Austin, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nice trail above the beach, great sounds of the surf and views of the coastline. They have a herd of goats in fenced areas that are being used to clear vegetation. Really cute to look at and take pictures, especially fun for kids.

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California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
36 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

When we take the two grandkids, ages 10 and 6, to the beach, they have different interests. One likes to tide pool at Fitzgerald, but the tide was high. There are no animals to be found at high tide. The other one likes San Gregorio, but we decided to try Half Moon Bay State Beach for something new. Parking is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited 10, August 2014. Weather was nice, lovely sea sounds..and palicans. Nice place to bbq with family! Vast view of sea. Yellowlow hills and merry Pelicans!

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Richmond,ky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stop at Pebble beach near state beach. There were small pebble instead sand and these pebbles are 2 million years old. you can't take pebble that sign said. But you can feel small pebble on your bear foot. That was fun things we did.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love the energy at this beach. Lovely place to go. Love it early in the morning when no ones there... <3 miss Half moon bay beach...

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